What is El Consorci?
El Consorci de la Zona Franca (CZFB), the first consortium established in Spain (1916), is a public economic revitalisation organisation which operates mainly in the metropolitan area of Barcelona.
Its main mission is to manage the Zona Franca Industrial Estate and its Zona Franca Customs Authority. It also manages its assets and promotes the international projection of Barcelona, Catalonia and Spain in the exhibition, logistics and real estate sectors. The Estate has more than 12,000,000 m2 of industrial and urban land in various stages of development.
Its corporate mission is to promote social progress and job creation by fostering industrial and logistics growth, boosting business development and providing platforms for economic activity and technology transfer. Over the years it has contributed to economic and social growth in each successive cycle, thanks to pioneering initiatives.
The governing bodies of the organisation include representatives from the main financial organisations in Barcelona, the Barcelona City Council and the Spanish Government. Its plenary decisions are thus a reflection of a spirit of public-private cooperation.